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Robbery Fail
Intermediate level


In this lesson students are going to learn and practice using Unreal Conditions 3. The lesson starts with whole class trying to recall the events in the previous reading text. Then the teacher is going to expose the TL through a context of robbery fail. Then there will be some controlled practice and semi-controlled practice. There will be some speaking as students are going to work in pairs and groups.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of Unreal Conditions 3 in the context of Robbery Fail

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Robbery Fail


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T asks students to recall the events in the previous reading text "Robbery". - T may give some clues like " slipped, left the bag" - T asks " What would've happened if they did not leave their bag? What would've happened if they did not fall?"

Reading Task (3-6 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

-T tells SS that they are going to read a text. -T instructs SS to work in group and write 5 sentences about the text. - T may give clue if needed like" what would have happened if he had not been hungry?" - WCFB

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

-T projects a marker sentence on board. -T asks Students " What do we call this in grammar?" -T tries to elicit the answer from SS if possible, and if not, T tell SS

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T projects power point slide that has a marker sentence of the TL on board. -T clarifies the meaning telling students that the third condition is used to imagine situations in the past which are opposite to what actually happened. -T check the concept. -T clarifies the form and show the contractions through power point presentation. -T clarifies the pronunciation, and drill as much as needed chorally and individually.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

-T hands SS HO1 which includes two exercises based on used unreal conditions type 3. - SS work individually to do it, then in pairs to compare their answers. -T hands answer key.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

- T hands HO2 which includes unfinished sentences. - T instructs SS to pick up one sentences and complete it individually and secretly without writhing their names on it. - T instructs SS to fold their sentences and put them in a box. - T model an example by taken one of the folded sentences an asks SS until he find the student who wrote it. - SS continue to pick up sentences ( one each) and ask themselves.

Free Practice (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- T instructs SS to make their own situations and ask their own question. - T models the TL on board, and ask SS to use it. - T may projects some situations on board in case weak students needed that. - WCFB

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